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Table 1 Distribution of study participants by some socio-demographic of participants and the composition of participants by methods.

From: Diabetes Mellitus: Indigenous naming, indigenous diagnosis and self-management in an African setting: the example from Cameroon

  Research methods
Characteristics of patients Focus Group Discussions
n = 6
In Depth Interviews
n = 14
Fieldwork conversations
n = 21
  No of participants = 37 No of participants Number of participants = 21
Median age/Age ranges 52 (40–75) 57 (48–75) 56 (42–75)
FGD by Gender    
Male 12 6 12
Female 12 8 15
Mixed gender 13 NA NA
Marital status    
Married 33 13 8
Widow 4 2 2
Occupation    
Civil servant 5 2 2
Farmers/Other artisans 15 4 4
Housewives 8 4 2
Retired 4 4 2